David Bailey at the V&A
by Sarah Kathleen Page
David Bailey, one of the most famous commercial photographers in the world, was interviewed by critic, writer, art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow. I was lucky enough to be there.
During the interview at the V&A, Bailey was completely open and to-the-point, with a few swear words thrown in. He wasn’t afraid to say exactly what he thought, on a stage, in front of a few 100 strangers. He spoke about photography, art, Photoshop and his personal relationships. At points he seemed more of a comedian than a photographer.
One thing I remember he said was that he talks directly to the subject, not looking though the view finder, to create a connection between the photographer and subject; something that I have been told time and time again by my tutor, but having Bailey also say this enforced that I should do this more often.